• Tuesday, October 26, 2021
  • 10:00 - 16:30
  • Memo
  • Reclaim Expo Room C1 Pav.
  • Italian
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition, ISPRA, TNEC, GNRAC, LEGAMBIENTE

The great development of coastal areas in the last century gave a significant contribution to the economic and social well-being of entire regions and countries. Coastal systems, infrastructures, ports, urban areas, natural areas, are today at the heart of activities related to the sea economy, from marine-coastal tourism to fishing, from maritime transport to trade and the movement of people. But the concentration of settlements and human activities along coastal areas represents in the meantime a major concern today in relation to current climate change and the trend of sea level rise. In this context, in order to pursue the objectives of Blue Growth and seize as an opportunity the challenge of climate change, it is necessary to opportunely change development models, infrastructures design, transformation of coastal urban areas and waterfronts into a logic of adaptation and sustainability, capable on the one hand of contributing to the reduction of climate-altering factors and, on the other hand, to address the effects of climate change in the direction of enhancement of the resilience of coastal systems. The conference intends to give a contribution in shaping the picture of what is already under way in this area and with what perspectives.

Institutional introduction

Thematic sessions:

S1- Green Ports”: Energy and ecological transition, decarbonisation, sustainable sediment management

1. The recovery plan and the policies for “Green Ports”
Giuseppe Catalano, mission unit coordinator by the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility;

2.“Green Ports”, the route for sustainable development
Cristiana Biondo, Legambiente;

3. Perspectives for the energy and ecological transition of large ports
Antonella Querci, Port System Authority of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea;

4. The Envision Protocol for sustainable infrastructures: characteristics and applications
Lorenzo Orsenigo, President ICMQ;

5. Sustainable sediment management in the ports: application examples of the ejectors’ technology. 
Maurizio Siepi Trevi SpA, Marco Pellegrini Dipartimento Ingegneria Industriale, University of Bologna;

S2- Coastal urban areas: risks and opportunities for transformation in terms of sustainability and adaptation

1. Sea level along the Italian coasts in future climate scenarios
Gianmaria Sannino, Head of Climate Modelling and Impacts Laboratory, ENEA; 

2. Climate changes and risks for the Italian coastal areas
Edoardo Zanchini, Vicepresident Legambiente;

3. Climate risks for coastal cities
Francesca Giordano, ISPRA;

4. Strategies in the Urbanistic Plans of the Emilia-Romagna coast for increasing resilience and adaptation to climate change, within the framework of the Regional Law 24/2017
Roberto Gabrielli, Laura Punzo, Department of Spatial and Urban Planning, Transports and Landscape, Emilia-Romagna Region;

5. The “Rimini Sea Park
Anna Montini, Assessor of Environment Rimini Municipality;

6. Venice/MOSE: the entry into operation of the barriers for high water protection
Cinzia Zincone, Provveditore, Provveditorato Public Works of Triveneto - Elena Zambardi Head of Communication Office Consorzio Venezia Nuova;

7. Environmental observations related to the entry into operation of MOSE mobile barriers
Pierpaolo Campostrini, CORILA

Lunch break

S3- Coastal management: Strategies and plans for coast adaptation, Mediterranean and international experiences

1. Ecosystem-based management and coastal adaptation, international experiences
Stephen Olsen, Director Emeritus URI Coastal Resources Centre (Rhode Island);

2. Coastal Areas and management plans in river basins
Maurizio Ferla, Head of the National Centre for Coastal Protection, CN-COS, ISPRA;

3. The Coastal Plan of the Municipality of Lecce
Rita Miglietta, Assessor of Urban Planning Lecce Municipality;

4. The new ICZM Plan of the Marche Region in its first phase of implementation.
Luigi Ditoallevi e Giorgio Filomena, Marche Region;

5. Coastal adaptation plans according to the ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean
Daria Povh, PAP/RAC;

S4- Knowledge development: Experiences and new technologies in survey on the coastal environment, state of art and perspectives

1. Multidisciplinary approaches to the analysis of coastal systems for a coordinated, cross-border management: challenges and results of the project CHANGE WE CARE
Davide Bonaldo et al. ... ISMAR-CNR;

2. Experiences and good practices in coastal monitoring
(Region tbd)

3. New technologies and development perspectives for coastal monitoring
(specialised Company tbd)

4. Experiences and good practices in coastal monitoring
(Region tbd)

5.New technologies and development perspectives for coastal monitoring
(specialised Company tbd)

Interaction with the public: question / answer space at the end of each session and possible round table at the end of the 4th session with all the speakers and the public, for an integrated, guided discussion on the topics of 1,2,3,4)